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JR x Okmalumkoolkat x Spoek Mathambo 'Bob Mabena'

South African rappers JR, Okmalumkoolkat, and Spoek Mathambo team up on 'Bob Mabena.'


Motswako vet JR enlisted two of our favorites Okmalumkoolkat and Spoek Mathambo for some quotable bars on the latest edition of his nod to South African radio icon Bob Mabena– who recently celebrated his 25th year in the industry. Spoek first teased "B.O.B" a few weeks back on his all-South African rap mix (which has since been taken down). The track has now come to proper light on JR's Feel Good Music label, and from the looks of it, this is one all three rappers were especially excited about. Okmalumkoolkat took to instagram earlier today to explain:

"This one is for the new new but carries a lot of heritage for the youth. I feel blessed to be in the forefront of youths that celebrate local heroes like Bra Bob Mabena. The man is definitely someone to look up to. From being part of the whole BopTv shandees to making Metro FM very kool in the 90s. Taking television presenting to the next level with Melanie Son on Studio Mix. Introducing a lot of South Africans to Makaveli ( Tupac Shakur ) to being one of the first Tv x radio personality to record and put out an Ep ( Get Funky ) and collabo with the hottest football plaer at the time ( Doctor Khumalo ) . A real inspiration to me!"

Look for "B.O.B" to drop on iTunes May 30th. Until then, you can stream it below.

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